Tag: Paul Manafort

Could Trump Be Exonerated?

Jennifer Rubin asks if there is a scenario where Robert Mueller exonerates Donald Trump and suggests that it is almost unthinkable. Her rationale is that Trump wouldn’t be behaving the way he’s been behaving if he didn’t have something very…

Were They Spying on Trump?

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that President Obama ordered phones in Trump’s offices in Trump Tower to be tapped during the campaign. If that was part of an official investigation and had warrants to back it up, that…

Manafort Is Out, Someone Worse Is In

You know, it’s true that Richard Nixon did very well in the South by employing the so-called “Southern Strategy,” but Jimmy Carter took the South back from the Republicans in 1976. I think that a lot of people forget this.…

The Meaning of Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort grew up in New Britain, Connecticut where his father served as mayor. Later on, he moved to Washington DC where he got undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown in the early 1970’s. He’s not a child of the…

Do You Believe Trump and Manafort on Ukraine?

Steven Lee Myers and Andrew Kramer have an important article in today’s New York Times that takes a long look at Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s connections to pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians and various Russian oligarchs. I encourage you to read…